Paying musical tribute to a legend

Paying musical tribute to a legend

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‘Remembering Pancham The Legend’, a musical tribute to R D Burman by a team of musicians from Mumbai who worked with Burman and Hindi Rock band ‘Aurko’,
will be held on July 2, 6.30 pm at St John’s Auditorium, Koramangala.

Organised by the R D Burman fan club ‘Euphony’, the three-and-a-half hour programme,will feature Panchamda’s original set of musicians — Ramesh Iyer on the guitar, Franco Vaaz on drums, Homi Mullan and Nitin Shankar on percussions, Shyaam Raj
and Joseph Monsorate on saxophone.

They will play live on stage demonstrating various intricacies of his compositions and sharing their memories of working with R D Burman.

“R D Burman is one of the best musicians the world has ever produced. Though his birthday was on June 27, we are paying a tribute to him on July 2 through this

“‘Aurko’, a band which needs no introduction in Bangalore, is joining in the initiative. And their inclusion will bring in a lot of music lovers to the programme”, says Ambrish Das, one of the organisers.

The show, which is happening in the City for the second time, will be anchored by Ankush Chinchankar, a close aide of Burman.

“We have conducted 13  successful shows in Kolkata so far. Last year, we had a
jam-packed event at Palace Grounds, and received  inspiring feedback from the audience. This time also, we request the music lovers in Bangalore to take part in the event to pay their tribute to a legend of Hindi filmi music,” adds Ambrish Das.

The tickets are priced at Rs 700, 500 and 250 per person and the booking has already started.  You can book your tickets online at For details, call 39895050, 9986065574.

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